Machining with material retention
Machining with material retention entails the shaping of metal without swarf (metal chips) being created as a result.
This process takes a piece of metal and punches through it using a punch press to produce a certain shape.
Bending simply means bending a piece of metal to its desired shape under high pressure.
Using this technique, a plate of metal is pushed through a series of rolls mounted on consecutive stands, slowly rolling the plate to the desired shape. This is especially financially interesting when done in large quantities.
A machine press exerts a large amount of pressure on a piece of metal, forcing it into the required shape.
Deep drawing entails drawing a piece of metal into a forming die by the mechanical action of a punch, thus forming the material to the die.